Introducing G{Code}’s Changemakers: Jenese Brewer

In June 2021, the G{Code} team launched the third cohort of Intro to G{Code}, a 10-week program designed for young female and non binary folks of color to uncover interest and aptitude in tech within a supportive, inclusive, and safe environment. The Intro to G{Code} Change Makers have shown us their drive, adaptability, and innovativeness as well as their commitment to community and personal growth. We are beyond proud of our Change Makers who have just graduated from the program, and are thrilled to celebrate their achievements and share some of their stories.

Today, we celebrate Jenese Brewer! Jenese lives in Georgia and we have loved her curiosity and dedication to the cohort! Read more about her journey below.

Why did you join G{Code}?

I joined G{Code} because I was always fascinated by coding and tried to self teach but found I am better with instructors. I see the major gap of POC within the STEM community and want to be able to bring this to others as well apply it to my day to day. It also helps when your cohort looks like you.

What is a favorite moment or memory from G{Code}?

My favorite G{Code} memory was initially learning about all the people I do not get to see in my day to day within coding. I also really enjoyed being able to work on my project (when my computer didn’t want to crash!)

What have you learned about yourself or about coding? How has participating in G{Code} impacted how you see yourself and/or your future?

I have learned from coding that it is ok to not know the answers and to look into where you can find it. You just have to be willing to learn. It has shown me a new pathway that I can take my career. I am happy that I was able to learn from very patient and easy going instructors and definitely plan to move forward with my education and knowledge.

G{Code} is a visionary non-profit striving to empower Boston’s young women of color by providing them with housing, technical training, leadership development, internship placements, and a resilient and compassionate community to learn from and grow alongside. Many thanks to Bridgette Wallace, Rizel Bobb-Semple, Bailey Siber, and the rest of the G{Code} team and volunteers for making the Intro to G{Code} program a success!

Empowering Boston’s young women and non binary people of color via technical training, intentional community, and stable housing.